Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Chicago Glass Blocks: Privacy, Security, Style from a Local, Family-Owned Business

With burglary an increasing concern among homeowners and business owners across the city and suburbs, many are turning to glass block windows for enhanced privacy and security.

“There is a direct link between an economic recession and property crimes like burglary. The economy goes down, and burglaries go up,” observes retired police detective John Higgins. “People know that, too. Just read the police blotter of your local newspaper or attend a CAPS meeting or a neighborhood watch event. Burglary is a big topic of discussion, as it should be.”

“That makes securing your home that much more important with common-sense steps like better door locks and frames, and replacing traditional windows with top-quality glass block,” Higgins adds. “I know I did.”

While glass block windows add an important measure of security (and privacy) to any home or business, they offer many other benefits.

“The right glass blocks can add a whole new dimension of beauty on the outside and soft natural light on the inside,”
says Carol Basic, a Southwest Side resident and owner of Chicago Glass Blocks, headquartered at 6036 S. Central. “Plus they add value to your home, and they are generally maintenance free.”

Chicago Glass Blocks creates and installs custom-made windows using top-quality Pittsburgh Corning glass block, the only glass block manufactured in the U.S.
A glass block window installation at a Midway area home.

The company also is known for using superior mortar—a high-quality mix of Type I Portland cement and lime--unlike the big-box, discount home improvement stores, where the glass blocks are stuck together with merely a fraction of an inch of caulk.

Celebrating its 26th anniversary this year, Chicago Glass Blocks is locally owned and managed by a family with
Brian and Mike Basic at work.
decades of experience in masonry and masonry restoration for homes and businesses.
Well known and highly respected in the Chicago-area construction industry, the Basic Family has a deep understanding of local construction methods and materials, enabling them to quickly and accurately assess your home or business needs. The highly trained technicians--mostly family members and all local residents--who will come to your home are fully insured and leave your yard and home clean; better, in fact, than they found it.

To learn more about Chicago Glass Blocks, go online to chicagoglassblocks.com, check them out on Facebook, or call (773) 581-5081 for a free energy consultation from a friendly, experienced expert.

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  1. I have been dealing with this place for 14 years for sewer supplies

  2. Had a glass block bathroom window from Chicago Glass Blocks in my home on 68th and Kenneth for years. Never a problem.